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Event Information


All participants must collect their race packs and race number with timing tag prior to starting the event. Please provide photo ID upon collection. This is a Health and Safety requirement. 

Friday January 19th 2018: The Good Home, 21 Ariki Street, New Plymouth - between 4pm and 8pm. 

Saturday January 20th 2018: Lake Mangamahoe Event Centre, Plantation Rd, New Plymouth - between 6am and 7:30am. (No one will be given their race packs after 7:30am). 

Each event pack will contain a race bib, timing tag, important safety information, sponsors products and randomly drawn minor spot prizes. 

All participants must wear a race bib, timing tag and have read the safety information. 


Race Bibs and Timing Tag

These must be attached to the your front and be visible at all times.This year all participants who have entered before 30th November 2017 will get there own personalised race bib with their name on it. 


Event Photos

All particiants will receive their digital photos free of charge from Allan Ure is argulably the premier event photographer in the country and took some amazing pictures in 2017. 


Event Medals

All Half Marathon fininshers will receive a medal when they finish the 2018 event.


Event T-Shirts

Brand new this year; cotton ASColour branded event T-Shirts for only $29! In black with Male (Staple) and Female (Mali) styles available. Order these as part of the online process and collect them at the event registration. Orders must be in before November 15th. There will be none available on the day. 


Event Centre

The event centre is located inside Lake Mangamahoe Forest, off Plantation Rd. Please follow the directions of event staff when turning onto Plantation Rd. 

Fresh coffee, refreshrements, and food from a BBQ will all be available to purchase at the event centre from 8am. Cash only. 



Parking space is limited. PLEASE car pool where possible. There will be a car pool station at the TSB Stadium car park from 6:30am. Meet there to find a ride and fill a car. 

Parking will be in a paddock on Plantation Rd, New Plymouth. Please ensure you take all rubbish with you when you leave.


Event Day Timetable

All events will start at 8am sharp on Saturday 20th January. This includes the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5km events. 

Please note: Winners in each category will be decided by the fastest time, not first across the line. It is therefor important that fast competitive runners are allowed the opportunity to start near the front of the pack on the start line. 


Half Marathon

This event is a held over one lap of the course, utilising forestry tracks, walking tracks, bridle tracks, mountain bike tracks, and gravel roads. Participants must be 16 years or over on the day of the event. 

There is a cut off time at 10.5km of 2.5hours. If participants are not at the cut off point by this time they will not be able to go any further. This is to ensure we have left the lake area by the time agreed upon with the New Plymouth Mountain Bike Club. 

TRAINING PLAN - Click here for a sample training plan for a beginner to intermediate runner. 


Quarter Marathon

This event is held over the first half of the half marathon course utilising forestry tracks, walking tracks, bridle tracks and gravel roads. Participants must be 10 years or over on the day of the event. 


This event is run over forestry tracks, walking tracks and gravel roads. Participants must be 8 years or over on the day of the event.

Please note: All course have beautiful scenery, with view of the mountain and lake. 



We value our walkers, but walkers must be walkers. We rely on the integrity of the walkers to WALK. We do have event marshals on course and if they deem someone to be running when they should be walking they will be disqualified from the race and not given a race time. 


Toilet Facilities 

There will be portaloos available to use at the event centre. 



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